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Scoping Study: Protection of Vulnerable High and Deep Seas Biodiversity and Associated Oceans Governance (MARP 16) - ME1402

Description
Summary Objective.
The objectives of the scoping study are to map out how best to integrate effective conservation of vulnerable high seas and deep oceans biodiversity with key economic sectors and pressures, in an approach which:
• Marries ecosystem based management approaches and tools, such as marine protected areas, with the legal framework provided by the UN Law of the Sea;
• Builds on work on protection and conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity in OSPAR;
• Commands broad stakeholder recognition and acceptance, and;

Key Customer Purpose
Can be used to guide effectively Defra’s and UK Government policy on conservation of biodiversity on the high seas in regional and international sustainable marine management forums, as well as providing assistance to the wider international community.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Scoping Study: Protection of Vulnerable High and Deep Seas Biodiversity and Associated Oceans Governance (MARP 16)   (1317k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2004

Cost: £19,975
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Keywords
Biodiversity              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
OSPAR              
Water quality monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine